Cronjé leads Lions in friendly

Ross Cronjé will captain the Lions in their pre-season friendly against the SupaBaabaas at Wits on Saturday.

The Lions have picked a squad of 28, which include some senior and some very junior players.

Stalwarts like Corné Fourié, Robbie Coetzee, Andries Ferreira, Lourens Erasmus and Cyle Brink will be in action.

Johannes Jonker gets his first start in a Lions jersey while a host of last years’ juniors will also run out for the senior side like Shaun Reynolds and Madosh Tambwe in the starting line-up and Hacjiva Dayimani, Eddie Fouché and Jean-Luc Cilliers on the bench.

Meanwhile, the Barbarians have named former Lions utility back Stokkies Hanekom in their squad. 

Kick-off is at 15:00.

Lions – 15 Gerrie Labuschagne, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Jacques Nel, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Selom Gavor, 10 Shaun Reynolds, 9 Ross Cronjé (c), 8 Fabian Booysen, 7 Robert Kruger, 6 Cyle Brink, 5 Lourens Erasmus, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Johannes Jonker, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Corné Fourie.
Subs: 16 Akker vd Merwe, 17 Sti Sitole, 18 Hencus van Wyk, 19 JP du Preez, 20 Bobby de Wee, 21 Hacjiva Dayimani, 22 Victor Sekekete, 23 Dillon Smit, 24 Eddie Fouche, 25 Gerdus van der Walt, 26 Jarryd Sage, 27 Dean Gordon, 28 Jean Luc Cilliers.

Barbarians squad – Aubrey McDonald, Sheldon Williamson, Marco Alberts, Khyle Verwey, Jacques Erasmus, Pieter Botha, Bradley Moolman, Jaco Haywards, Johan Grobler, Robbie Petzer, Ashlon Davids, Siya Masuku, Stokkies du Plessis, Hendrik van der Nest, Samuel Niemand, Francois Robertse, Pieter Mathews, Ian van Deventer, Wikus van der Berg, Ethienne Oosthuizen, Theo Becker, Rudi Mathee, Zander de Kock, Jan-Francois Bester, Armand Jordaan, Johan Pieterse, Bruce Mullen, Rudi Britz.

Photo: Anne Laing/HM Images

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